Professor of Economics and Women's and Gender Studies
Carole Biewener is a Professor of Economics and Women's and Gender Studies at Simmons College. She teaches courses in economic development, gender in development, women and work, feminist economics, and social justice. Currently she is coordinator of the interdisciplinary Social Justice minor. She is particularly interested in issues relating to economic difference. Building on previous work on the French Socialist government's financial policies in the 1980s, her recent work has focused on community development and social economy projects in the United States and Canada. She is also writing a co-authored book that traces the use of the term empowerment in the community development and gender and development traditions, and is working on an edited book project that compares different college programs which combine a social justice curriculum with community-based learning.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst